Drawing In Light surveys Jane Haskell's (1923-2013) artistic scope and focuses on work in which the emphasis on light is key. The exhibition - the first in-depth examination of her work - includes approximately 30 light sculptures, paintings and drawings. Haskell's credo was "without light there is no life". For her, light reinvents space, provokes sensations for viewers and challenges notions of what constitutes an art object. Haskell explored these ideas moving fluidly between painting, sculpture and even photography. During Drawing In Light, the Carnegie Museum of Art, where Haskell was a board member, will present a corresponding exhibition that accentuates her role as a collector, patron and taste-maker.
This exhibition showcases a group of rarely seen masterworks by mainly Jewish émigré artists from the Ben Uri collection, plus a group of important recent acquisitions. Among those featured: Dorothy Bohm, Jacob Epstein, Eva Frankfurther, Solomon Hart, Josef Herman, Lily Delissa Joseph, R. B. Kitaj, Clara Klinghoffer, Leon Kossoff, Max Liebermann, Isaac Rosenberg, and Clare Winsten. Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, East Wing King's College London.
In partnership with Cartwright Hall, Bradford Museums and Galleries, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is delighted to announce its upcoming autumn exhibition examining the work of Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) and his circle. It will be Ben Uri's first exhibition on this hugely influential figure and is a partial tour of the Bradford exhibition, From Bradford to Benares: the art of Sir William Rothenstein, reconfigured for its London showing. It comprises approximately 40 works including paintings, works on paper and archival material and aims to re-examine the significance, influence and continuing importance of Rothenstein's artistic achievements.
This exhibition explores the history of Jews in Atlanta through artifacts, images, and oral histories. The story of Jewish Atlanta began as it did in many other Southern towns, but its narrative would take dramatic turns as Atlanta became a stage for regional, national, and international events over the next 170 years. Jews played a role in every significant event in Atlanta's history, and in many cases Jewish men and women were instrumental in creating essential social, business and educational organizations. By showcasing important artifacts representing major turning points in this story, we hope all who visit will leave with a sense of the significant ways the Jewish community has shaped the city of Atlanta. As visitors encounter these Eighteen Artifacts they are encouraged to consider and share their own connections to the selected people, places or events.
Hadassah is a charitable, women-led organization that was established in Atlanta on November 2, 1916 to provide emergency care for infants and mothers in pre-state Israel. Back then, Hadassah had only 18 charter members. Today, the organization boasts 3,700. Follow Hadassah Atlanta's journey and their impact on health, medicine, education and community locally, nationally, and internationally from generation to generation
This fourth havruta collaboration features Bay Area artist David Wilson and Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley. Their collaboration showcases drawings by Wilson of objects from The Magnes Collection, and features commentary on each item by Spagnolo
The 1960s program Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was a turning point in art's relationship with science as artists and scientists worked together on new, creative projects. The CJM's Chief Curator Renny Pritikin with consultation from Paolo Salvagione, curate NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, acknowledging that seminal event and celebrating the Bay Area's leading role in bringing digital innovation into the fine arts. NEAT features nine Bay Area artists, representing three generations of practitioners. Each artist has been commissioned to make a new piece, or update an older artwork, that demonstrates how digital programming is a central, yet just the latest, tool for artist creativity.
The exhibition is inspired by the biblical exhortation of Deuteronomy 16:20 to "pursue justice." Three artists have produced bodies of work exploring different approaches to this Jewish commitment that have resulted in engagement with the government. Arnold Mesches has created a large suite of collaged paintings inspired by and incorporating excerpts of his FBI files that he received using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Joby Barron also used the FOIA to obtain images of the abstract paintings on display in the hallways of the CIA. Robbin Henderson has made a suite of drawings based on the memoir of her grandmother, a Jewish immigrant from Russia who became the leader of the first strike in Detroit against the auto industry and was arrested at the time.
Planned to coincide with the Jewish High Holidays, this exhibition of 15 works by nine contemporary artists surveys both the historical and present impact of judgment, forgiveness, oneness and remembrance on individuals and communities through the lens of contemporary art. Featured artists are Aileen Bassis and Dennis RedMoon (photography), Robert Kirschbaum and Elyssa Wortzman (painting), Alexis Mendoza and Ken Goldman (collage), Joyce Ellen Weinstein (prints), Anne Kantor Kellett (sculpture), and Laurie Wohl (textile).
The Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum is proud to present an exhibit about Jews and cartooning featuring work by Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, Sarah Lightman, Dave Berg, Ben Katchor, Michael Capozzola, William Levin (ben Baruch), Mort Gerberg, Evan Wolkenstein, Phil Witte, Yaak. Come see the Jewish artists behind Fred Flintstone, Dry Bones, Shabot 6000, your favorite New Yorker cartoons and so much more!
Is overcoming evil an active or passive process? Are we "delivered from evil" by a higher power? Must individuals in any society engage in a direct, adversarial struggle to quell wrong and establish right? The artists in this exhibition (nearly fifty of them, including Judy Chicago, Archie Rand, and Arthur Szyk) understand that evil is not a cosmic accident. They address with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity; and, like many of us, they have a vision of how to proceed: Less rhetoric. More action. It is up to each and every one of us to wage war on evil.
Lamed Vavniks are 36 ordinary people whose inherent purity of spirit empowers them to rescue humankind from ultimate destruction. They appear in the Book of Genesis, which describes the destruction of two sin-ridden cities, Sodom and Gomorrah. God informs Abraham that God will save Sodom if presented with ten righteous men. Legend says that at all times there are thirty-six people, known in Yiddish as the lamed vavniks, whose good works protect humankind from disaster. Peter Leventhal imagines the lamed vavniks as regular people in his own life. His relatives, Mexican neighbors, and ordinary people with whom he has come into contact are featured among his paintings. Leventhal's work confirms that it is the average people in the world, who keep it in peace and in motion, without whom our world would be a much darker place.
Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to present the work of famed photographer Roman Vishniac, recently donated to HMH's permanent collection by his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP). This exhibition, "Roman Vishniac: A Selection from the Permanent Collection of Holocaust Museum Houston" is presented in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition, "Roman Vishniac Rediscovered," at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. On display at HMH will be 11 of Vishniac's gelatin silver prints, highlighting Jewish life in Eastern Europe, ca. 1935-1938.
Artist Michael Roque Collins is increasingly interested in sacred landscapes, which bring to mind the suffering that humans are capable of bestowing on one another - but also aspects of the meditative and the possibility of hope. The series consists of more than thirty oil-on-linen and mixed media paintings on black and white photographs. Images included are from the areas of the Neuengamme, Buchenwald and Auschwitz memorial camps, reflecting the memories which the land in and surrounding these camps evoke. Through the feeding of mixed media pigment, the photographs are transformed to other worlds capable of illumination and, at times, the sacred.
Between July and December 2002, Bosnian photographer Tarik Samarah documented the lives of Srebrenica survivors and the work of identifying the dead from the mass graves. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum turned his collection into an exhibition that preserves the memory of those lost and gives insight into the aftermath of genocide. "After Auschwitz the world said never again," Samarah states, explaining the project, "but Srebrenica happened. After Srebrenica, massacres and crimes continue...I would be ashamed to be quiet in this kind of world." This exhibition commemorates 20 years since the genocide and is presented in partnership with the Bosnian American Genocide Institute.
For three years, eight months, and twenty days, the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot ruled Cambodia, enacting a program of harsh internment and torture and subjecting the Cambodian people to inhumane living conditions, starvation, forced labor, forced marriages, and execution. An estimated 1.7 million people perished under this regime. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, created by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations, became fully operational in June 2007 to bring to justice senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime and those who were most responsible for international crimes and violations of Cambodian penal law from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. This panel exhibition examines both the history of that period and the on-going trials. This exhibition was produced by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in partnership with the Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago.
After coming to power in early 1933, Hitler took control of the German film industry and used cinema to fuel his propaganda. As a result, many German-speaking film icons fled to America and became the actors, directors, writers, and composers of Hollywood's "Golden Age." This exhibition tells the fascinating story of immigration, acculturation, and innovation that influenced Hollywood film as an American cultural phenomenon.Through costumes, props, film footage, and personal memorabilia, the exhibition explores how beloved films such as Casablanca and Double Indemnity were shaped by these pioneering film artists.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology help solve our world's greatest challenges, focusing on innovation in areas such as biotechnology, aerospace, nanotechnology and computer science. The images on exhibit are taken by researchers with a range of microscopes used in the exact sciences, life sciences, engineering, and medicine. The images are beautiful reminders that human perception is a feeble means by which to comprehend the large and layered world we inhabit. Curated by Anat Hargil.
Built at the mouth of the Fraser River, Vancouver and the surrounding cities have always relied on bridges to move people and goods from place to place, and in turn keep the economy on sure footing. Drawn from the Leonard Frank Studio Collection, housed in the JMABC archives, Bridges of Light documents the construction of each of the major bridges connecting Vancouver and the surrounding cities. Location: The North Vancouver Museum and Archives.
An exhibit of photographs from our Leonard Frank Studio Collection, documenting the construction of the network of bridges connecting the cities of the Lower Mainland. From the Burrard Street Bridge and Lions Gate Bridge of the 1930's to the Port Mann Bridge and Iron Workers Memorial Bridge of the 1960's, this exhibit charts an important arc of our region's history and showcases the stunning talent of Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. At the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.
Argentina's Jewish community is the sixth largest in the world and the biggest in Latin America. This exhibit explores how Jews came to Argentina, focusing on the similarities and differences to Milwaukee's history. It explores the historical context for immigration, societal development, underlying anti-Semitic sentiment, Argentina's neutrality during World War II, and how this impacted both Jewish and Nazi immigration. Southern Exposure provides a sense Argentine Jewish life, communal ties, cultural contributions, and challenges.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is proud to present the timely and evocative exhibition, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us.... The artist, author and illustrator is well known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibition features Podwal's drawings and paintings of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. With so many recent incidents of antisemitic acts throughout Europe and the U.S., and even right here in Florida, the topic has never been so relevant.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's exhibit, Paul Simon: Words and Music, which celebrates the life of one of America's greatest singer/songwriters, makes Baltimore its first stop on a nationwide tour. The exhibition features autobiographical films, performance videos, and more than 80 artifacts chronicling Simon's life, career and creative inspiration. Included is original narration by the artist, unavailable elsewhere, plus costumes, Simon's 1967 Guild F-30-NT-Spec guitar, personal summer camp correspondence between Paul and Art, and other letters and memorabilia: e.g., handwritten lyrics to songs like The Boxer (from notes made on an in-flight magazine) and the album Graceland (scratched out on a yellow pad). Plus a pop-up exhibit: An American Tune: Jewish Connections to Folk and Folk-Rock.
From early vanguard constructivist works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, to the modernist images of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this exhibition explores how early modernist photography influenced a new Soviet style while energizing and expanding the nature of the medium - and how photography, film, and poster art were later harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. The Power of Pictures revisits this moment in history when artists acted as engines of social change and radical political engagement, so that art and politics went hand in hand.
This intimate exhibition examines the private religious awakenings of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe through objects and documents from their personal histories, and presents Andy Warhol's iconic portraits of the actresses. Becoming Jewish: Warhol's Liz and Marilyn draws parallels between the actresses' identities as Jewish women and Warhol's exploration of their public personas through his image-making.
Picturing a People, the first exhibition in the long term series The Television Project, considers how Jews have been portrayed and have portrayed themselves on American television from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition features clips from programs including: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and ABC News' Eichmann Trial coverage, and related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera.
The Steerage is often seen as the quintessential image of American immigration. Through vintage ephemera and contemporary artwork, this exhibition explores how The Steerage came to be so iconic, yet so misunderstood, and why it continues to resonate deeply - especially with Jewish Americans today.
Inspired by the Jewish tradition of dialogue and debate, Unorthodox presents 55 cross-generational contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions. The large-scale group exhibition, featuring over 200 works, explores a range of themes including social and political values, religion, trauma, identity, and the human figure.
Brazilian-born, New York-based artist Valeska Soares presents Time Has No Shadow as the latest focus of the Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings exhibition series. Soares's installation of an immense carpet, poetic texts, and antique pocket watches fills the lobby of the Jewish Museum. Time Has No Shadow draws on the artist's enduring fascination with the subjectivity of time and language, while it also explores the history of Jewish migration and resettlement.
Isabel Rocamora is a British-Spanish artist filmmaker whose work considers the performative nature of human gesture. Rocamora's moving images can be seen in museums and filmothèques worldwide. For her first solo exhibition in Canada, the Koffler Gallery presents recent and new film installations that examine issues of faith, exile, territorial attachment and the intimacy of violence.
In the early 19th century, a group of Jewish scholars in Berlin began to apply historical and critical methods to the study of Jews and Judaism, calling their new field the "Wissenschaft des Judentums" or "science of Judaism." Using books, photographs, and objects, from the LBI Library, Archives, and Art Collections, this exhibit traces the fascinating threads that connect the Wissenschaft to various aspects of Jewish identity and practice over a period spanning from its precursors in the 18th century to the present day.
On view beginning in fall 2015, installations by Tamar Ettun, Jake Levin, Angela Strassheim, and Sarah Zell Young make use of JTS's historic campus with works that consider the possibility of transformation in one's personal life as well as in contemporary Jewish culture. Using a wide range of media, including video, photography, and neon, the artworks reflect upon the transformations intrinsic to the rituals, customs, and observances associated with Jewish dietary laws, prayer, birth, and death. In Spring 2016 works by Silvio Wolf and Gil Yefman join the exhibition.
Born in Riga, Latvia in 1924, Kalman Aron began drawing as a young child; by age 13, he was commissioned to paint the official portrait of the Latvian President. In 1941, the Germans invaded Latvia and his parents were killed. While deported to a series of concentration camps, iand later in a displaced persons camp, Aron drew portraits of those around him, including camp guards in exchange for food. After receiving his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Aron settled in Los Angeles in 1949, where hegradually became recognized for his portraits, vibrant landscapes and intriguing studies of people with "psychological realism."
The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history. Biblical texts stand at the center of the Jewish experience-Jews keep biblical time, cultivate biblical bodies, and build and imagine biblical spaces. Living by The Book brings together scrolls, ritual objects, clothing, furniture, and tourist memorabilia from The Magnes Collection that express culture in biblical terms with remarkable diversity and creativity, showcasing the ways text can serve as an archive of possibilities and a powerful platform for shaping everyday life. Co-Curated by Francesco Spagnolo and Magnes Graduate Fellow Daniel Fisher.
Whimsical and formidable, the exhibit features sculptures of soulful creatures with an otherworldly presence. Angular and intricate, this menagerie is an ingenious fusion of fragmented musical instruments, discarded cardboard and ancient text. As you walk through this hall of spirits, each disarmingly asymmetric beast unexpectedly morphs in form and emotion. Prepare to retrace your steps to see how this magic occurs. "Rich Entel's Cardboard Menagerie" gives broken musical instruments a new body and a new voice.
Menorahs created by Maine artists Rush Brown, Anita Clearfield, Rich Entel, Randy Fein, Laura Fuller, Jim & Holly Gallante, Ani Helmick,Jamie Johston & Sondra Bogdonoff, Nanci Kahn, Lin Lisberger, Elizabeth Louden, Nancy Nevergole, Lisa Pierce, and Toby Rosenberg. Curated by Nancy Davidson.
Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades lovingly restoring violins that survived the Holocaust. He dedicates this important work to the 400 relatives he never knew. Although many of the musicians who originally played the violins were silenced by the Nazis, when a bow moves across one of these instruments today, their spirit lives on. The historic violins have been played in concerts from Jerusalem to Berlin and Charlotte, NC, and provide a rare opportunity to explore unique stories behind each instrument and the individuals who owned them. Approximately 20 of the violins will be part of this 4,000-square-foot exhibition that illustrates both the strength of the human spirit and the power of music.
Alison Shaw has spent the past 40 years working as a professional photographer on Martha's Vineyard, surrounded by water. Living and working on an island has been the single most important influence on her photography. The exhibition explores what happens when Alison takes her camera to the water's edge, where the light, the winds, the tides, the atmosphere, and even the shoreline are constantly changing.
This exhibition reveals how the Nazi Party used modern techniques, new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany and to drive the world into a war that cost some 55 million lives, including six million Jews. It includes rare posters, photographs, artifacts, and film documenting the pivotal role of propaganda in the Nazi effort.
Organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the exhibition reveals how, shortly after World War I, the Nazi Party began to transform itself from an obscure, extremist group into the largest political party in democratic Germany. Hitler early on recognized how propaganda, combined with the use of terror, could help his radical party gain mass support and votes. He personally adapted the ancient symbol of the swastika and the emotive colors of red, black, and white to create the movement's flag. In doing so, Hitler established a potent visual identity that has branded the Nazi Party ever since. "Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert," wrote Adolf Hitler in 1924. Organized by the United States Holocaust Museum, State of Deception examines the Nazis' keen understanding of mass communications and how they manipulated it in their quest to acquire power.
From Bauhaus to butterfly roofs in post-World War II residential architecture, this unprecedented exhibition on midcentury modernism will explore the influential role Jewish architects, designers, and tastemakers played in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Created and organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum with guest curator Donald Albrecht.
The Barr Foundation has assembled a remarkable collection of antique and contemporary Torah pointers, known by the Hebrew word yad, literally "hand" in English. Created by artists from different ages and cultures and of diverse materials including wood, precious metals, jewels, ceramics and paper, these yads chronicle the timeless, universal aesthetic guide in reading the Torah. While exclusively Jewish in origin and use, this trove of yads transcends religious iconography and appeals to all who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of fine art.
Painter and printmaker Florence Saltzman (1917-1972) grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the daughter of Russian Jews. She received her degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and lived in Long Beach, California before moving with her husband Fred Heidel to Portland in 1953. Saltzman approached her art similarly to the way writers think about language - that art has a boundless vocabulary. She believed that artists must learn and use the language of brush and color to communicate. Saltzman's works are held in private and public collections in London, Paris, California, Washington and Oregon.
Based on Los Angeles artist and photographer Orly Olivier's Tunisian Jewish heritage, this exhibition celebrates food as a powerful connection to the past. A diverse collection of photographs, family heirlooms, and original letterpress posters illustrates the immigration journey of Olivier's family and inspires visitors to explore and share their own heritage and customs.
Featuring a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams's body of work, the exhibition offers insight into a disquieting period in American history through photographs of the Japanese American incarceration camp in Manzanar, California during World War II. In association with the Japanese American National Museum.
The exhibition presents a selection of archival material and rare original artwork by California-born artist Miné Okubo (1912-2001), who was among the thousands of Japanese American citizens forced to leave their homes and businesses for incarceration camps during World War II. In an effort to document the injustices of the camps, Okubo created nearly 200 pen and ink drawings capturing her everyday life and struggles. These vivid, dramatic drawings were subsequently published as the graphic novel Citizen 13660 (1946), the first illustrated memoir chronicling the camp experience. This exhibition explores this exceptional book and brings Okubo's personal and historical narrative to life.
Howard Schwartz is both an accomplished artist and an avid family historian. He combines the past and the present in mixed media portraits inspired by his family story, a story that, like that of many Chicago families, begins its American chapter with merchants on Maxwell Street. Howard has always collected artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia documenting his family's story; he draws upon this archive to create richly layered portraits of the past. He has developed a technique of applying an enlarged family photograph to a canvas as a "base coat," over and around which he paints, pours, drips, and collages. Spertus Institute is pleased to present a selection of his works, alongside some of the artifacts that inspired them.
In 1934, a Jewish autonomous region was established in Birobidzhan, Siberia. It emerged from a Soviet policy encouraging each ethnic group to contribute to the building of socialism by settling its own territory (or oblast) and developing its own language and culture. Yiddish was the official language, and the region boasted Yiddish newspapers, schools, a library, and a theater. In 1937, a group of progressive Jewish artists from Chicago, including Todros Geller, Mitchell Siporin, A. Raymond Katz, David Bekker, and Morris Topchevsky, created a portfolio of woodblock prints in support of the project.
The exhibit explores the dynamic process through which the biblical concept of shmita, the sabbatical year, was revived, engaged and debated by early settlers of the Land of Israel. It features rare, original documents and letters by the most significant rabbinic voices of the late 19th and 20th century, as well as by contemporary photographs, artifacts and works of art that demonstrate the resonance and impact of this ancient custom today.
In this exhibition of 33 jewel-like, richly textured collage and watercolor works, Israel-based artist Andi Arnovitz draws on the profound artistic legacy of the Islamic world to respond to contemporary events in the Middle East. Manipulating imagery of Persian, Anatolian and Uzbek textiles, rugs and ceramics, Arnovitz reflects on Iran's nuclear arms program, regional political turmoil and the tension between a present-day nation and the tradition of beauty it represents.
This unique exhibition is comprised of various contemporary, Jewish-themed T-shirts. Shmattes surveys the numerous ways in which hip, secular, young American Jews wear their Jewishness on their sleeves, literally speaking. With various contemporary, funny, edgy Jewish-themed T-shirts on display, the exhibition challenges the common ways we think of American Jewishness today. Featuring t-shirts ranging from celebrated brands like LA-based Unkosher Market, to politically savvy independent artists selling their work globally, Shmattes has a special tee for everybody!
The first museum exhibition to focus on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur. While best known for his clothing design, Mizrahi's creativity has expanded over a three-decade career, moving beyond fashion to embrace acting, directing, set and costume design, writing, and cabaret performance. Spanning his first collection in 1987 and running through the present day, Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History weaves together the many threads of Mizrahi's prolific output, juxtaposing work in fashion, film, television, and the performing arts.
The dramatic story behind one of the world's most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel's Secret Intelligence Service. The first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition and April 1961 trial of a principal perpetrator of The Final Solution, this exhibition is a co-production of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Mossad - Israel Secret Intelligence Service and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
This exhibition celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a twentieth-century pioneer and trailblazer. Once the world's youngest PhD, Ruth Gruber is now in her hundredth year. The photographs in this exhibition span more than fifty years, from her groundbreaking reportage of the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and iconic images of Jewish refugees from the ship Exodus 1947, to her later photographs of Ethiopian Jews in the midst of civil war in the 1980s. A selection of Gruber's vintage prints, never before exhibited, will be presented alongside contemporary prints made from her original negatives.
Warren Hellman (1934-2011) was an investment banker, philanthropist, musician, and music enthusiast who believed in the importance of community arts. He may now be best recognized for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (HSB), which he founded in 2001. Held annually in Golden Gate Park, the free festival draws more than 700,000 people. The exhibition centers on film footage from HSB's archive of live performances-making hundreds of hours available to the general public for the first time. Also included: resonant personal objects like Hellman's Star-of-David rhinestone studded jacket and signed banjo. Hellman was a distinctly San Franciscan iconoclast and uniquely Jewish figure.
Co-presented with Reboot, this interactive installation allows visitors to contribute their own Six-Word Memoir to a live stock ticker on view in the lobby of The CJM. Take a seat on our Arne Jacobsen swan sofa and use Twitter on your smart phone to instantly add your Six-Word Memoir to the live feed. The Reboot installation on Jewish life is based on SMITH Magazine's Six-Word Memoirs, a project inspired by Ernest Hemingway's legendary shortest of short stories, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." This succinct form has become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination, or simply break the ice.
Based on the Talmudic study principle of havruta-the study of religious texts by people in pairs-In That Case at The CJM encourages learning through fellowship for Bay Area artists, established professionals, museum staff, and the entire CJM community. Capitalizing on the unique Jewish perspective, inherent to The Museum, this program will take the practice of havruta and repurpose it for the contemporary art community. Each local artist invited to participate in In That Case will be given the opportunity of working with an established writer, scientist, thinker, or academic in a field of their choosing. The resulting collaborations will be presented in the Sala Webb Education Center.
Sacramento-based artist Dave Lane's Lamp of the Covenant, a ninety-foot long, 12,000-pound installation, suspended overhead as visitors enter The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM). Lane's work is the first major commissioned installation to appear in The CJM's Koret Taube Grand Lobby. The artist's body of work mixes recycled and sculpted steel, old tools and Edison bulbs, globes and utensils in an astonishingly modern way. Chief Curator Renny Pritikin, who commissioned the installation for The CJM, says, "When I first saw Dave's work in 2006, I was blown away. I had never seen anything quite like it in my life." Lamp of the Covenant ties in themes celebrated in Lane's body of work, including the ideas of creation, how the lamp signifies the presence of the divine, and how light embodies the human relationship with the cosmos.
In 1940, all Jewish residents of Efringen-Kirchen in Southern Germany were deported to France and then sent on to Auschwitz. German-American artist Trimpin's Pour Crever commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of these tragic events. In this installation of suspended water tanks, a computer-controlled mechanism developed by the artist releases sheets of water which spell out the names of the deported residents of his town; they fall through space and disappear forever into the pool below.
The inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded Derfner Judaica Museum uses approximately 250 objects to explore the intersections of Jewish history and memory as they inform individual and communal identities. Among the featured objects: a silver filigree kiddush cup, ca. 1911; an early copper alloy Hanukkah lamp; from the famed Bezalel School; a set of 18th century Torah implements from Meerholz, Germany; and a velvet fish-scale embroidered matzah cover from turn-of-the-century Jerusalem.
From the first Sephardic family that settled Natchez in the late 1700s to the height of Jewish trade and business in the 1800s and the construction of the second temple in 1905, the exhibit documents the history and everyday life of Natchez's Jewish families. Extensive use of historic Henry C. Norman and BIll Aron photographs make this exhibit a fascinating cultural study. Tours are conducted year-round by appointment. Please call the Museum at (601) 362-6357.
Through oral history interviews, photographs, and archival sources, this online exhibition explores Jewish women's organization of British Columbia. It charts the history of Hadassah/CHW, Na'amat, and National Council of Jewish Women. These very dedicated volunteers made significant contributions to the city, the province, and the world. While Hadassah/CHW and Na'amat raised funds for healthcare and education projects in Israel, National Council assisted new immigrants, children, and the elderly her in BC. Through their work, these women pushed the boundaries of so-called "women's work", playing out the ambiguities that arose in the years after the Second World War in the form of Second Wave Feminism.
More than 500 photos and artifacts depict the Jewish experience in Florida since the 18th century, with thematic presentations on community development, discrimination, earning a living, identity, and immigration - the acculturation process to which people of all backgrounds can relate. Personal artifacts, films, photos, timeline and contemporary art attract a universal audience and provide an engaging, up-close museum experience.
The Synagogue Speaks is an original multi-media exhibition in the newly-restored Lloyd Street Synagogue. The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of the landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations--two Jewish and one Roman Catholic--that occupied it.
The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. This exhibition chronicles a place of constant change, where people of different backgrounds lived, worked, created community-and came together in the renowned Jewish market known as Lombard Street.
According to the oral tradition, the Roman emperor Titus, after capturing Jerusalem in September 70 CE, was transporting many Jews to Rome as slaves when his ship was driven by a storm onto the Albanian coast. Instead of throwing his captives into the sea, he allowed them to disembark, and they eventually made their way to the area in which loannina later was established. This exhibit marks the century since Ioannina was incorporated into the Greek state.
A visitor center and permanent exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street on New York's Lower East Side integrates Judaica, Yiddish signs, other artifacts, and interactive media displays to tell the story of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and the immigrant community from which it emerged.
To honor the Holocaust survivors who have volunteered their time over the past thirty years to share their painful WWII experiences at the Museum of Tolerance, the MOT engaged Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth to photograph each of these ambassadors of memory, hope and tolerance.
Many people know of desegregation as it happened in the American South, but this exhibition shares the story and struggles of Latino families in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board of Education. Covering the history of segregation and discrimination in California that targeted all non-White citizens, in housing, jobs, and schools, the exhibit includes the dramatic story of Mendez v. Westminster and the broad, multi-racial grassroots efforts to end school segregation in rural Orange County and elsewhere.
Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in hundreds of cultures around the world, this multi-sensory indoor and outdoor attraction invites visitors to board a gigantic wooden ark and to play, climb, build, discover, problem-solve and collaborate alongside handcrafted, one-of-a-kind animals. An innovative, delight-filled destination for children and families of all backgrounds.
The exhibit explores the continuing impact of the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times. Despite countless exposures as a fraud, the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy has retained power for Nazis and others who seek to spread hatred of Jews. Technology has now made the Protocols available via the Internet; it continues to be circulated by those promoting violence, and even genocide.
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